Pharmacists and Digital Health Community of Action
Are pharmacists prepared for their future role in the era of digital health?

As highly accessible healthcare providers, pharmacists may soon find themselves taking on the role of digital health coach for patients asking for advice and recommendations about mobile apps and internet-enabled monitoring devices. How should pharmacists educate themselves about these emerging technologies?

Given the vast numbers of apps available, it is beyond the capability of the individual to evaluate them. Future pharmacists need knowledge about health apps and devices, how to evaluate them, and what credible sources to reference to help their patients make informed decisions.

Team

  • Rex Mok, University of Toronto

Outcome

  • Report that explores how to support pharmacists in successfully leveraging emerging technologies to benefit patients and their health.